How We Win: Organizing for Environmental and Climate Justice
From his first arrest in the Civil Rights era to his most recent during a climate justice march at the age of 83, George Lakey has committed his life to a mission of building a better world through movements for justice. Lakey’s life and vast experience with nonviolent social change organizing reminds us how to find hope in even the darkest times through strategic, joyful activism. Through a panel conversation with local organizers, Lakey will guide us in an exploration of what it takes to organize successful campaigns that create environmental and climate justice in our community.
Organizer Nazir Khan will discuss the Minnesota Environmental Justice Table’s campaign to shut down the HERC Trash Burner. Joe Vital will share insights from East Phillips Neighborhood Institute’s campaign around the Rooftop Depot site. George Lakey will weave in lessons learned from campaigns he’s organized and share stories from his involvement in struggles for peace, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, labor justice, and environmental and climate justice. This is an event not to be missed!
Lakey is visiting the Twin Cities as a part of his Dancing with History: A Life For Peace and Justice book tour. His book How We Win! will also be available.
We are so excited to cohost this amazing event! More information available at fnvw.org/georgelakey
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